As President Ransdell noted in his updated guide to Western Kentucky University’s
Strategic Plan, Challenging the Spirit, “in the broad context of academic quality,
it is imperative that the fast-changing dimension of Information Technology continue
to be a priority for the University. This is a priority not only in Academic Affairs
but across all divisions of the University. Immediate and convenient access to and
the management of data is critical to an efficient, thriving university community.
It is critical to achievement of a bold vision for a university.” WKU’s IT systems
underpin nearly every component of the strategic plan.
The goal of WKU’s IT Division is to provide our students, faculty, and staff with superior customer service; reliable and timely technical support; state-of-the-art technology tools; comprehensive training; and convenient access to computing and telecommunications resources. The Information Technology Division will continue to place specific emphasis on the use of information technology in student learning, faculty teaching, and staff productivity. We will maintain the national presence for WKU IT that has been established. Finally, we intend to help shape the larger technology discussion occurring in higher education in this country, rather than be shaped by it.
Departments reporting to the Chief Information Technology Officer include: Enterprise Systems, Enterprise Applications and Programming, Academic Technology, Technical Support Services, and Communication Technologies. These departments include important functional areas such as Desktop Support, TopperTech, IT Helpdesk, Distance Learning, Learning Management Systems with Blackboard, Training, Telephony, Network Services, Interactive Video Services, Cabling, Student Technology Centers, the Technology Resource Center, core administrative and academic programming support, enterprise web development, and commodity services support and operations such as email and directory services.
View the multiple ways of contacting the IT Division to ask a question or get help.
The Blackboard upgrade will be Sunday, June 25 and Monday, June 26, 2017. Blackboard will be unavailable during those dates.
New interface to look up and reset account information.
|All Systems are OK|
|2/22||2:00pm||Blackboard Discussion Board Workshop|
|2/23||2:30pm||Adobe Connect Pro Training|
|2/28||2:30pm||Blackboard Grade Center|
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